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Today's News

  • MacBean trial is slated for July

    The trial of former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean is scheduled to begin July 7.

    MacBean is accused of stealing approximately $643,000 from the Morrison-based fire district. The charges include three counts of theft of $20,000 or more and three counts of embezzlement of public property, both felonies.

    MacBean’s jury trial is scheduled from July 7 through 11.

  • Civil rights, past and present

    Jackie Delafose, assistant principal at Conifer High School, was among African-American students who were bused to white schools in the early 1970s.

    Delafose began attending Central Elementary School in Lake Charles, La., after her parents received a letter informing them of the transfer from her neighborhood school.

  • Economy, gun control among topics fielded by state senator

    As the 2014 session of the Colorado legislature unfolds, state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson is visiting towns in her district to gauge issues of concern among constituents — and in Conifer and Evergreen, those issues included the economy and gun control.

    On Saturday, Nicholson heard from mountain area residents who asked about assistance for small businesses and wildfire mitigation for their properties. The District 16 Democrat also discussed escalating costs of higher education and possible amendments to gun control laws enacted last year.

  • Evergreen Lake skaters put BBC in orbit

    Evergreen Lake put another notch in its resume last week when the BBC program “Horizons”filmed figure skaters gliding in a planetary dance on the frozen waters.

    A BBC crew was at the lake Jan. 21 to shoot interviews and other footage for an episode tentatively called “Cosmic Pinball.”BBC researcher Jenna Lane said the “Horizons”episode will air on BBC Two in the United Kingdom later this year, then on the Science Channel in the U.S. on a future date.

  • Overnight fire damages home on Troutdale Scenic Drive

    A house in the 29000 block of Troutdale Scenic Drive was nearly destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning that had firefighters from five agencies battling the flames in below-zero temperatures. No one was injured.

    The cause of the blaze is still being investigated, and firefighters were still at the home at noon Tuesday to put out hot spots. The house is heavily damaged, though there is still structure remaining, according to Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Montague.

  • A financial meltdown: Inter-Canyon Fire board missed chances to prevent alleged theft

     By Ann Imse, For the Courier

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board failed to investigate serious overspending for five years, records show — and that allowed $643,000 to vanish before the fire chief was indicted on embezzlement charges.

    The board did not discover the alleged theft until there was no money left in the bank, in December 2012.

  • Sledding plan for Evergreen Golf Course temporarily off the runners

    Local residents with sleds at the ready won’t be lining up at the Evergreen Golf Course this weekend, or this winter season.

    This Saturday’s scheduled opening of a sledding and tubing hill on the course has been delayed until November, according to an Evergreen Parks and Recreation District board agenda for Tuesday's meeting.

  • Jeffco motorcycle deputy killed in collision with SUV

    A Jeffco sheriff's deputy, Sgt. David Baldwin, died Sunday morning when his patrol motorcycle collided head-on with an SUV on Colorado 93 north of West 64th Parkway.

    The accident occurred just after 10 a.m. when a southbound 2004 Saturn Vue reportedly crossed into the oncoming lane while passing on a curve. 

    Baldwin's Harley-Davidson, which was traveling in the left northbound lane, was struck by the SUV, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office. Baldwin was thrown from the bike; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Evergreen artist Slater part of two area exhibits

    Evergreen artist Carmon Slater is exhibiting a retrospective of his work at the Lakewood Cultural Center, and is part of a show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden.

    MANifestations, opening at the Quilt Museum on Feb. 7 from 5 to 8:30 p.m., is the 12th biennial exhibit of quilts made by men and is a national juried competition. Slater’s piece celebrates the Colorado autumn and features an unusual combination with fused glass.

  • Mt. Evans scores high in national home health assessment

    If Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice looks good up close and personal, it looks even better by comparison.

    To find out how much better, visit www.medicare.gov, click on the “Home Health Compare”  page, and see how the mountain area’s nonprofit stacks up. The results are striking — Mount Evans outperforms the vast majority of home health organizations, public and private.